Satires; political and social, in prose and verse, ed. by W.H.C. Nation, Volume 1

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William Hamilton C. Nation

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Page 231 - Pecksniff,' said Anthony, who had been watching the whole party with peculiar keenness from the first : 'don't you be a hypocrite.' 'A what, my good sir?' demanded Mr. Pecksniff. 'A hypocrite.' 'Charity, my dear,' said Mr. Pecksniff, 'when I take my chamber candlestick to-night, remind me to be more than usually particular in praying for Mr. Anthony Chuzzlewit; who has done me an injustice.
Page 148 - ... instead of reading of murders and street-robberies in the news almost every morning, there was, in the remaining part of the month of November, and in all December, not only no such thing as a murder, but not even a street-robbery committed.
Page 16 - Tour in Scotland," remarks a singular custom in many parts of North Britain, of " painting on the doors and window-shutters white tadpole-like figures, on a black ground, designed to express the tears of the country for the loss of any person of distinction. Nothing seems wanting to render this mode of expressing sorrow completely ridiculous but the subjoining of a

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